All eyes are on the Boston Bruins now after fellow Eastern powerhouse Pittsburgh upped the ante with a pair of additions.

But it doesn’t change what Boston had planned to do, really.

The plan all along for the B’s was to try to improve both their forward group and their defense corps before the April 3 trade deadline, and that remains the case regardless of what the Penguins did.

"I certainly don’t gauge our strategy on what other teams are doing, but Pittsburgh is a very good team and they’ve made themselves better," Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli told Tuesday morning. "It doesn’t accelerate anything, you can’t force anything; you try to find a fit and you try to improve your team. The Penguins made themselves better, we’ll see in the coming week in a bit how other teams make themselves better, and we plan on doing the same thing."

The Bruins are believed to have made an offer on Brenden Morrow but lost out to the Penguins. The big fish remains Jarome Iginla, the Flames captain in play, with the likes of Boston, Pittsburgh, Chicago and Los Angeles showing interest.

It’s believed the price for Iginla is a first-round pick plus two young assets, a hefty sum but one I believe the Bruins would be willing to pay for Iginla.

Regardless, if they can’t get Iginla, there are other possibilities. Keep an eye on Ryane Clowe in San Jose, a pending UFA the Sharks will likely move. He’d fit well in Boston as well. And while the Dallas Stars are trying to re-sign Jaromir Jagr to keep him for next season, if those talks fail, he’d be another possibility.